From the Health Office
Fran Taylor, RN - Bayshore Middle School
The link for flu facts is www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.
The district approved website for handling food allergies www.foodallergy.org
Your cooperation in helping us provide a safe and healthy school environment for your child is needed and appreciated. If your child manifests any of the following symptoms, please do not send him/her to school.
Common Cold-If your child experiences a combination of any of the following symptoms they should be kept home until the severity of symptoms subsides: runny nose, watery eyes, thick nasal discharge, deep croupy cough with or without a fever.
Fever-Temperature of over 100 degrees many be an indication of illness and the child will be sent home. Children who have fevers upon awaking or may have had a fever during the night should not be sent to school. Children should be fever free for at least 24 hours before being sent back to school.
Diarrhea-Children are not to come to school if they have diarrhea.
Vomiting-Children are not to come to school if they are experiencing vomiting. Whenever a child has the combination of vomiting and diarrhea, a physician should be consulted.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)-Sometimes whites of the eyes are red, eye lids are red and irritated, and sometimes the lids and lashes are crusted. This is a common, contagious condition that easily clears up with medication for 24 hours. A note from the doctor is required for re-admittance into school.
Impetigo-Sores, some with crusts or scabs around the nose and mouth. This contagious condition requires medication. The child must be treated by a physician and will required a doctor's note upon return to school. All lesions should be completely gone before returning to school.
Lice-The child will not be allowed back to school until examined by the school nurse.
Ringworm-The child will not be allowed back to school without a doctor's note stating that they are under treatment and may return to school.
Purulent Ear Drainage-If your child suffers from this consult the physician immediately. The child will be re-admitted to school after receiving clearance from the doctor.
Chicken Pox-Students with chicken pox shall be excluded from school until 6 days after the onset of the rash and all lesions have scabbed over.
Streptococcal Infections-Caused by Group A-Beta Hemolytic-incubation period 1-3 days and communicability 10-21 days (untreated) 24-48 hours with penicillin therapy. A doctor's note is required to return to school.